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Associate Dean, Law Library
Title:Associate Dean, Law Library
Department:David A. Clarke School of Law
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/301/2A

Salary Range: $104,301.92 - $128,868.45

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

Under the direction of the Dean of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, the primary responsibility of the Associate Dean, Law Library is to direct and oversee administrative functions in support of law library patrons including students, faculty, alumni and the general public. The position requires skill in planning, organizing, supervising and drafting. It also requires special knowledge of the institution, the American Bar Association, educational policy, law library management, collection development, budgeting, acquisition, including procurement of legal research materials, personnel management, facilities management and general administrative principles and practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serves on the School of Law, university committees and tasks forces as appointed.
  2. Supervises day to day operations of the law library.
  3. Directs the Legal Research Program.
  4. Develops, implements and maintains the acquisitions policy for the law library including the clinical law library in keeping with American Bar Association Standards.
  5. Plans and implements facilities and technology enhancements to accommodate library services and the collection department.
  6. Implements personnel policies as required in conformance to university and school of law mandates including the personnel management system, disciplinary actions, etc.
  7. Supervises subordinate staff.
  8. Develops and implements strategies for staff development.
  9. Prepares reports and other materials for the school of law, the university, the American Bar Association, the D.C. Council and other entities as needed.
  10. Provides reference and research support to faculty, students and other library users.
  11. Develops and implements faculty liaison programs and other services to library users.
  12. Coordinates staff, student and internship employees to ensure that library services are available during scheduled times.
  13. Prepares and submits procurement requests for library materials and technology.
  14. Develops short and long term law library budget and personnel needs assessments for the dean annually.
  15. Ensures spending is in conformance with budget limitations.
  16. Develops grant proposals to support law library enhancements.
  17. Ensures that library facilities, equipment and technology are clean and in good working condition.
  18. Represents the school of law in the dean’s absence at faculty and university meetings and functions, with local bar and other organizations and at the national level in ABA, AALL, AALS other activities. Must be available evenings and on weekends on a regular basis throughout the year.
  19. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. A Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from an accredited law school in the United States, and a Master’s of Library Science from an ALA accredited school.
  2. At least five (5) years of professional experience with at least two (2) years of demonstrated administrative library experience.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran’s preference must submit official proof at the time of application.


Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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